Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tories drop from 1st place to last in council by-election

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the Tories!) A by-election was held for the Chadsmead ward of Lichfield District Council yesterday following the disqualification of Conservative Cllr Mike Fryers (for not attending any council meetings for…

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Man loses benefits because he had heart attack during work capability assessment

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the UK today!) A man with heart problems who couldn’t complete a work capability assessment because he had a heart attack during the interview had his benefits stopped by the…

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“let me have men about me who are fat, sleek headed men who sleep at night”

The headline is a quote from William Shakespeares play Julius Caesar and was said just before his assassination ….. beware the Ides of March Camoron!  by Hilary Benn David Cameron and Eric Pickles seem to be living in a world of their … Continue reading

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News: Parliamentary Work & Pensions Committee recalling IDS on Monday for grilling on Universal Credit v3.0

Originally posted on brianwernham:
Today it has been announced that the Parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee is recalling IDS on Monday (3rd Feb 2014) to grill him in detail on the money wasted so far on Universal Credit (v1.0 written…

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Prosecutors drop case against men caught taking food from Iceland bins

Reposted from The Guardian   Paul May, one of three men caught taking cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and Mr Kipling cakes from bins outside Iceland. Photograph: Martin Godwin The Crown Prosecution Service has decided to drop its case againstthree men caught taking food … Continue reading

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Atos questioned by MP’s

  Public administration committee hearing – Summary That was not very comfortable for Joe Hemming from Atos, or for his colleagues from G4S, Serco and Capita. None of them seemed to make a particularly good impression on members of the … Continue reading

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The coalition’s benefits cuts are stoking divisions in our society

Reposted from The Guardian Society. Disabled protesters in London attend a rally against cuts in welfare spending. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images Populist attacks on benefit claimants rarely make practical politics. They seldom bring in the enormous savings claimed and … Continue reading

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